Otto Lakoba is 32 years old and is a documentary photographer. He was born in Leningrad in the USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia), and he graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. In 2009, he moved to his ancestral homeland, Abkhazia, so that he could devote more time to photography. He has taken part in expositions in Abkhazia and Turkey, and his photographs have been published in Russia Beyond the Headlines (an international project of Rossiyskaya Gazeta), Bird in Flight, El Pais and other magazines. He is currently a student at the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theater.